Earth tones are pretty amazing. They’re not only relaxing, but they also have a grounding aura that can make the spaces feel extremely charming, anchored, and refined. Here are 5 innovative ideas in this genre to inspire you:
1. The first rule
The first rule of designing with the earthy colour scheme is that you have to emulate as much visual diversity as you possibly can. So, whether it’s the furniture or the walls or the accessories, make sure there’s lot of design diversity in everything so that it doesn’t end up merging with each other.
2. Adding proper illumination
The earthy colour palette is dark and can come across as a bit dingy if you do not invest in proper illumination. The place that there are the darkest colours needs the most incandescence. So, if there’s a dark wall or shelf, you have to make sure there’s proper lighting there so that it doesn’t come across as shabby. Similar is the case with statement furniture pieces.
3. Taking liberties with application
At its core, the earthy colour scheme is comprised of neutrals. It consists of greys, browns, and creams. However, using it in a plain format can be a little too simple, so you can take liberties with the application. Just take a look at the grey boundary paint that is featured in this image. It emulates a rugged appeal within the whole interior design.
4. Brown with a sprinkle of texture
Brown is the most prominent of the ‘earthy colour scheme’ palette and therefore, it has a lot of leeway within this interior design scheme. But using it in a plain form can seem a little weird – it’d come across as muddy and uninspired. Instead, you can go for textures to make it seem interesting. The suede style sofa upholstery and wood textured floor in this image is an excellent example.
5. Black edged filigree
If you don’t want to be too intense with your earthy tone application, then you can just add some prominent accents with black edges. These have a large presence even when they are used in moderation. Just check out this image for inspiration – the legs and underbelly of the dining set, the edges of the door frame, and the filigree of the decorative mirror are all part of this technique.